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Take you meatballs up a notch with this Crockpot Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs. They are loaded with flavor and made with simple ingredients.

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs in the crock pot with sauce and a serving on a wooden spoon
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My 8 kids love when I make meatballs for dinner or as an appetizer. This mozzarella stuffed meatballs crockpot recipe has now become one of their favorites. The texture and flavor makes it a delicious twist on a classic recipe.

I love making crockpot recipes for many different recipes. If you love this meatball recipe, then I am sure you going to love these – Crockpot Meatball Stew, Crock Pot Italian Meatball Stew Recipe and Crockpot BBQ Meatballs.

Why Make these Stuffed Meatballs?

You are going to love this Crockpot Meatballs Stuffed with Mozzarella recipe. The best part of these meatballs is when you take bite into the cheesy center.

The meatballs cook perfectly in the slow cooker and it is the perfect low-carb dish.

Meatball Ingredients: 

Ingredients needed - ground beef, egg, bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, italian seasoning, salt, pepper, parsley, mozzarella cheese, crushed tomatoes, onion powder, garlic, italian seasoning, sugar, salt, pepper, broth

For the Meatballs: 

  • Lean Ground Beef
  • Large Egg beaten
  • Plain Breadcrumbs
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Garlic Powder
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Fresh Parsley chopped
  • Mozzarella Cheese cut into ½ inch cubes

For the Sauce: 

  • Crushed Tomatoes 
  • Onion Powder 
  • Minced Garlic 
  • Italian seasoning
  • Granulated Sugar 
  • Salt 
  • Pepper 
  • Beef Broth 

For the full recipe and ingredients, scroll to the bottom of the post to see recipe card.

Variations:

  • Change Seasoning – Feel free to change the seasoning. We added a Italian Seasoning blend, but you can substitute with basil, oregano, cloves garlic and more.
  • Change Meat – Substitute the ground beef for ground turkey or do a mixture of the two. You can also use ground pork or Italian sausage.
  • Sauce – We love making our sauce from scratch, but you can easily a can of tomato sauce, marinara sauce or pizza sauce.
  • Cheese – Feel free to use mozzarella string cheese and cut into squares for this recipe. You can easily use different flavors.

Step by Step Instructions: 

Combining the meatball ingredients in a bowl

Step 1 – In a large bowl, mix together the beef, egg, and breadcrumbs. Add in parmesan cheese, garlic powder, Italian seasoning. Then add salt, pepper and fresh parsley. Mix with your hands or a wooden spoon until just combined

Rolling the meat mixture into balls and stuffing with cheese cubes

Step 2 – Take approximately 2 tablespoons of the meat mixture.  Roll it into a ball and place a piece of the cheese into the center of the ball.

  • Step 3 – Add all the sauce ingredients to a crock pot.  Gently stir to combine all the ingredients and add the meatballs to the crock pot.
  • Step 4 – Cover and cook on high heat for 2-3 hours or on low for 4-6 hours. Then the meatballs are ready to serve and enjoy! 

Recipe Tips:

  • Combining Ingredients – Make sure to no over mix the ingredients. We recommend mixing by hand or with a wooden spoon for best results.
  • Inserting Cheese – Cover the cheese with the meat mixture so that it is completely covered. This helps to melt the cheese and prevents it from oozing out.
Stuffed meatballs on a plate with sauce

Frequently Asked Questions:

How to Store Leftovers:

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Do you need to Brown Meat?

The great thing about slow cooker mozzarella stuffed meatballs is there is no need to brown the meat. The crock pot does all the work and cooks the meat for you.

How to Serve Meatballs:

The meatballs work great as a appetizer or you can serve them as a main course. Serve over spaghetti noodles, your favorite pasta, or make meatball subs with them.

Stuffed meatball on a wooden spoon closeup

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Crock Pot Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

5 from 2 votes
Take you meatballs up a notch with this Crockpot Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs. They are loaded with flavor and made with simple ingredients.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine Italian
Course Main Course
Calories 1824

Ingredients

For the Sauce:

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together the beef, egg, breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper and fresh parsley. Mix with your hands or a wooden spoon until just combined (do not over mix).
  • Take approximately 2 tablespoons of the meat mixture.  Roll it into a ball and place a piece of the cheese into the center of the ball.
  • Continue this process until all the meatballs are formed.
  • Add all the sauce ingredients to a crock pot.  Gently stir to combine all the ingredients and add the meatballs to the crock pot.
  • Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours or on low for 4-6 hours.
  • Then the meatballs are ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 1824kcal, Carbohydrates 113g, Protein 171g, Fat 79g, Saturated Fat 40g, Polyunsaturated Fat 6g, Monounsaturated Fat 26g, Trans Fat 2g, Cholesterol 608mg, Sodium 7265mg, Potassium 4487mg, Fiber 21g, Sugar 48g, Vitamin A 3513IU, Vitamin C 77mg, Calcium 1716mg, Iron 28mg

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